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Date 11 July 1961 15:00
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Gagarin attends a press conference in the fashion theatre of the Soviet Exhibition

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After lunch Gagarin attends a press conference in the fashion theatre of the Soviet Exhibition, which is attended by 600 journalists. (Source: Flight)

12 year-old Mike Scanlon, of Pimlico, gate-crashes the press conference and manages to shake hands with Gagarin. (Source: Hulton Archive)

 

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